CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects people to their local food source. Grown out of an old tradition, the CSA model has played an integral part in supporting the return of a strong local food system. The farmer offers ‘shares’ in the farm for sale to the local community in the winter or early spring season. By joining a CSA (purchasing a ‘share’), members enter into a partnership with the farm in which they share in the risk and bounty of each season. CSA membership helps pay for the early season costs of farming: seed, water, labor, equipment, and materials.
Here at Aspen Moon Farm, our dedication to providing members with top quality seasonal produce puts the freshest possible local food on your table every week. And in the process CSA membership can be lots of fun! See the seasonal changes first-hand each week when you gather your vegetables at the Farm or by observing what is available on the tables weekly at the Boulder Wednesday Market and the Boulder and Longmont Saturday Markets. CSA members are invited to 2 walking Farm tours (Spring and Fall) with the farmers to see the changes, ask questions, and get a feel for where your food comes from. Members may take advantage of our seasonal u-pick opportunities. Members receive first priority for seasonal bulk-ordering for home preservation projects.
The 2019 Summer CSA is now full! Please email if you would like to be added to our waitlist (as things do often shift…).
2019 Fall CSA shares will be available in the near future…please join our email list to receive the announcement.
A CSA membership is the best way to give your family fresh local organic produce from a family farm that uses Biodynamic practices to produce the highest quality produce!
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Summer CSA share… What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of seasonal farm fresh vegetables and culinary herbs- 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. A pick-up reminder will be emailed weekly with a link to veggie list for that week and some notes for preparation of new or interesting items.
Example seasonal shares: These are just examples. Shares will vary with availability and weather.
June: 10oz bag salad mix, 10oz bag spinach, bunch chard, bunch radish, bunch turnip or carrot or beets, bunch green onion, pint sugar snap peas
August: 10 oz bag salad mix, bunch kale, 2 bunches carrot or beet, 2 onion, 2 zucchini or cucumber, pint tomato, pint purple green beans, 3 peppers, herb bunch
October: head lettuce, 5 oz bag arugula, 1lb broccoli, head of celery, 1 winter squash, 1lb potatoes, 1 Asian cabbage, 2 garlic bulb
Note: Shares may be a bit smaller in spring/early summer and larger in the peak of late summer/early fall.
What will I give? You give your support: financially, which ensures your local farm can meet the annual upfront costs of seasonal production; and by committing to buy local produce all summer long and fueling local agriculture. Together we are building a local food system!
2019 Summer CSA info: Tuesday at the Farm 4-7pm from May 28th – October 22nd. CSA pick-up at the Farm is farm-stand style. Members gather and bag their own produce, like shopping at a farm stand. Members benefit from some available choices (for example: kale or spinach, beets or radish, big or small carrots), though not every item will be by choice. Please allow 5-10 minutes to gather produce. We will also have a few pre-bagged shares for the person on the run. Location is 7927 Hygiene Rd which is where our seasonal Roadside Farmstand is open to the public. Members benefit by being able to purchase extra items if desired.
2019 Summer CSA Boulder pick-up will be at the Boulder Wednesday Markets 3-7pm from May 29th – October 23rd. These shares are pre-boxed for quick and easy pick-up. Some items choices will be available. Members benefit by being able to purchase extra items throughout the Market. There will be 3 weeks of CSA pick-up in October after the Wednesday Market ends. The tentative location for these October pick-ups is Alfalfa’s Market (Broadway & Arapahoe) 4-6pm.
2019 Summer CSA Denver pick-up at Potager Restaurant. This CSA option is a little different. Only weekly CSA shares and weekly Flower shares are available (no biweekly and no fruit shares). Pick up your share Tuesdays 4-6pm, May 28th – October 22nd, the perfect time to stop in the restaurant for a drink and appetizer and to be inspired by the seasonal menu before you head home to cook for the week. Teri Rippeto, owner/chef, is one of the best true supporters of good local food and the menu at Potager reflects just that. A Fruit share is offered separately through Potager. Click the link for CSA sign-up above to see more details for this great opportunity!
Summer Vegetable CSA share sizes and cost for 22 weeks end of May- October.
- Weekly (May 28th- October 22nd) – $660 (feeds 2-4 people), $28-$31 average weekly value
- Biweekly- $360 (feeds 1-2 people OR folks who travel OR those who like to shop at the Farmer’s Market sometimes, etc…), Pick-up is every-other-week (11 total pick-ups) $28-$31 average value per week
- Week A Schedule: May 28th – October 15th
- Week B Schedule: June 4th – October 22nd
Fruit Share– We are proud to offer Certified Organic fruit provided by Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. www.elafamilyfarms.com. The fruit schedule will be similar to last year: 6 pick-ups will be provided on 6 separate dates, August 13th – October 22nd (Aug 14th – Oct 23rd for Boulder). Peaches, Pears, Apples, Fresh Apple Cider & Jam. Click the “CSA sign-up” above for more details.
As some of you may know, lines can be long at the Farmer’s Markets for fruit (or often sold out). You pick up your fruit share with your Aspen Moon Farm CSA on the designated dates. This offer is only for CSA Members (those who have purchased a summer vegetable share).
Bread Share- 22 weeks, from May 28th – October 22nd (Boulder May 29th – Oct 23rd) of Moxie Bread Co’s locally made bread. Regular share is 2 loaves per week, biweekly share is 2 loaves every other week. All breads have a European crust and are moist & chewy inside.
Flower Share- 10 weeks of custom fresh organic flower bouquets to adorn your home, July 16th -September 17th (Boulder July 17th – Sept 18th). All flowers grown right here at Aspen Moon Farm. Flowers help to diversify the farm and attract need pollinators and beneficial insects for better crop production. They make the farm a more beautiful place for everyone.
Fall CSA Share- 7 weeks of fresh fall vegetables to extend the seasonal bounty. Oct. 29th- Dec. 10th with a double share just in time for Thanksgiving (providing a total of 8 shares). Pick-up is at the Farm only for the Fall Share, but in order to accommodate commuting, we extend the pick-up time frame to 3 days per week. The time frame for picking up your share each week spans Tues, Weds, or Thurs. This allows flexibility to accommodate weather and schedules.
Details and pricing for purchasing the above listed Add-ons will be available as you proceed through the online CSA sign-up. Click the link above (it is ok if you are just checking it out, you don’t have to commit until the final “checkout page”).
A limited number of Aspen Moon Farm Berries and Eggs will be available for purchase at the Farm for CSA members. Sold separately. Our happy hens are free-ranging and fed only local organic feed and farm pasture.
Thank you to Maureen Burkhart, super awesome local artist/photographer, for providing these photos. This was part of the “FRESH” Art to Farm project coordinated by the Firehouse Art Center and Arts Longmont in 2015. What a great community project!